Readers who like to carry their whole libraries with them, there is good news. Barnes & Noble’s new Nook tablet is almost here, and it’s very affordable! It might be the most affordable tablet on the market. Its direct competitor is Amazon’s Fire HD 6 as they are both targeting the same market. Barnes & Noble announced an all-new Nook Tablet 7 is set to be launched this month and that it will be landing on November 25th, just in time for Black Friday shopping, and of course, just in time for the holidays.
The new Nook tablet will retail for $49.99, which is $50 less than the normal retail cost of the Fire HD 6. Even though Amazon does frequently put those up for sale at discounted prices, but it doesn’t beat the $50 difference in the original price tags of the two tablets.
Nook Tablet 7
The Nook Tablet 7 has been hinted at before when it passed through the FCC for testing. When it comes to the hardware specifications, the original FCC documents did not reveal every little detail, but they do mention a few of the specs that the Nook 7 tablet will have on hand. According to the documents, the Nook 7 tablet will come with a MediaTek processor on board, but more specifically the MT8163 Quad-Core processor, which is paired with a Mali-T720 MP2 graphics processor. While it does have Wi-Fi, the Nook 7 tablet will only have support for 802.11b/g/n.
It will also support Bluetooth 4.0, and it has one mono speaker, a microSD card slot for expandable storage, and both front and rear cameras, although the quality of those cameras was not mentioned. Now, new specs have been announced which say that the Nook 7 will come with 8GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB. The Nook 7 will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The front and rear facing cameras are 2MP and 5MP respectively.
The Nook Tablet 7 features an IPS panel at 1024 x 600 resolutions, and there are a few other obvious specs that are on offer such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Nook 7 might not be jam packed with high end specifications, but for the reasonable price tag of $49.99, it is one of the most affordable gift items you can give to your book loving friends.